We're committed to cultivating an environment marked by genuine curiosity about different perspectives, receptivity to knowledge generated through intercultural connections and a genuine sensitivity to the variety of human experiences.

Office of Intercultural Affairs Staff

  • Eloise Berry, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President and Director of Intercultural Affairs
  • Atiya Love, Ph.D., Associate Director
  • Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors, Villanova Students

The director and associate director work year-round to support the Office of Intercultural Affairs to create, maintain and support programming that cultivates and sustains a community of respect and inclusion for Villanovans with a focus on underrepresented students.

Eloise Berry, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)

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Phone: (610) 519-6633
Eloise Berry, Ph.D., is committed to enhancing the student experience by making the Villanova community more inclusive and celebrating the unique contributions of diverse students on campus. As the founding director, she has been leading the Office of Intercultural Affairs since 2016. Dr. Berry earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Villanova as a Presidential Scholar. While at Villanova, she was a member of the women’s basketball team. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Berry completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years, specializing in the care of adolescents and young adults in multiple settings. She is currently licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Atiya S. Love, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)

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Phone: (610) 519-6633
Atiya S. Love, Ph.D., is a proud Philadelphia native and scholar-practitioner committed to equity, justice and inclusion. Prior to joining the Villanova community, she served as a Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She has over 10 years of experience in research, residence life, grant funding and multicultural affairs. Dr. Love received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ed.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has been published in multiple journals, presented at various national conferences, and served on institutional and national committees in higher education. Yet, her greatest reward is pouring into and serving students. Dr. Love's life motto is to do all things in love (1 Cor 16:14). In her downtime, she enjoys creating memories with her precious son, serving in her church and community, and connecting with her sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 



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Office of Intercultural Affairs
Dougherty Hall Rm. 214

Eloise Berry, Ph.D.

Associate Director
Celina Alexander, MBA

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Intercultural Coordinators and Ambassadors support and spread the mission of the Office of Intercultural Affairs. They foster and sustain a community of respect and inclusion by interacting with various organizations and departments on campus, enhancing programming to increase student engagement and assisting the OIA staff in the growth of their office and mission. If you would like to join the program or connect with a current Intercultural Ambassador, please contact us.